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Firecracker Flashback – Scott Bloomquist won the Inaugural Firecracker 100!

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Firecracker Flashback – Scott Bloomquist won the Inaugural Firecracker 100!
7th Annual Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com is just six weeks away!


SARVER, PA (May 16, 2013) The 7th Annual Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com is just six weeks away; scheduled for Thursday-Friday-Saturday, June 27-28-29.  Hard as it is to believe, six years ago Scott Bloomquist added another big-money victory to his bulging resume, capturing the Inaugural ‘Firecracker 100’ at Lernerville Speedway.


The 43-year-old superstar from Mooresburg , Tenn. , wrestled the lead from Steve Shaver of Vienna , W.Va. , on lap nine and never looked back in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series event. He pocketed $30,463 (including lap money) for his first-ever triumph at the four-tenths-mile oval.

Bloomquist, who started from the pole position, fought off several challenges from Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C. , and a late-race bid by Shane Clanton of Locust Grove , Ga. , to register his second WoO LMS win of 2007 and the 16th of his career.

Madden, who set fast time on Friday night, settled for second place in a Bloomquist Chassis car. He also was runner-up to Bloomquist in the WoO LMS-sanctioned Circle K Colossal 100 on April 21 at The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway.

Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville , Fla. , ran in the lead pack for the entire distance and finished a close third. Jimmy Owens of Newport , Tenn. , who was also behind the wheel of a Bloomquist car, charged forward from the 20th starting spot to finish fourth, and Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., placed fifth.

Josh McGuire of Ashland , Ky. , pocketed $3,000 for winning the Uncle Sam 30, which featured the drivers who finished 4-15 in the twin B-Mains.


In the original Firecracker 100 format, time trials and heat races were run on Friday Night, with B-Mains, the Uncle Sam 30 and Firecracker 100 A-Main being contested on Saturday Night.  This format made for some of the best and most exciting heat races ever contested at the Action Track!  Fifteen laps of unadulterated speed and aggression placed just three cars directly into Saturday Night’s A-Main, so it was no holds barred!  Shane Clanton, Jimmy Mars, Josh Richards, Earl Pearson Jr., Steve Shaver and Scott Bloomquist.  Chris Madden set quick time during qualifying with a lap of 15.698 seconds.

Regional stars Dave Hess Jr., Doug Horton and Robbie Blair thrilled the home crowd by transferring directly into the Firecracker A-Main by scoring podium finishes in their respective heats.   Then on Saturday Night, Dutch Davies, David Scott and Boom Briggs raced into the main event through the B-Mains, while Alex Ferree and Mike Blose used Track Provisionals to take the Firecracker 100 green flag.  Hess was the top local finisher, just missing out on a top ten finish in 11th place.

Results of WoO Late Model Series ‘Firecracker 100’ Results (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):
1. (1) Scott Bloomquist/100 $30,463
2. (3) Chris Madden/100 $15,600
3. (6) Earl Pearson Jr./100 $8,000
4. (20) Jimmy Owens/100 $6,500
5. (10) Chub Frank/100 $5,000
6. (5) Shane Clanton/100 $4,500
7. (12) Steve Francis/100 $4,000
8. (13) Tim Fuller/100 $3,750
9. (4) Josh Richards/100 $3,000
10. (15) Dale McDowell/100 $2,900
11. (9) Dave Hess Jr./100 $2,800
12. (26) Brian Shirley/100 $2,700
13. (17) Brian Birkhofer/100 $2,600
14. (16) Darrell Lanigan/99 $2,500
15. (11) Jimmy Mars/99 $2,400
16. (25) Rick Eckert/99 $2,300
17. (22) Donnie Moran/99 $2,200
18. (18) Robbie Blair/99 $2,100
19. (14) Jeremy Miller/99 $2,050
20. (27) Alex Ferree/98 $2,000
21. (24) Rick Briggs/97 $2,000
22. (21) Bart Hartman/72 $2,000
23. (7) Doug Horton/66 $2,000
24. (2) Steve Shaver/53 $2,080
25. (19) Dutch Davies/52 $2,000
26. (21) David Scott/33 $2,000
27. (28) Mike Blose/18 $2,000
28. (8) Clint Smith/11 $2,050

Time of Race: 44 Mins., 16.145 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 1.731 Secs.
Yellow Flags: 3 (Laps 11, 11, 74)
Lap Leaders: Shaver (1-5); Bloomquist (6); Shaver (7-8); Bloomquist (9-100)
Provisional Starters: Eckert, Shirley (WoO); Ferree, Blose (Track)
Rookie of the Race: Tim Fuller ($250)
WoO LMS ‘Bonus Bucks’ Winner: Jimmy Owens ($500)
National Interstate Insurance Fast Time Award: Chris Madden ($100)
National Interstate Insurance Hard Luck Award: Clint Smith ($50)

Uncle Sam 30 Results: 1. Josh McGuire $3,000; 2. Chad Ruhlman $2,000; 3. Matt Lux $1,500; 4. Jason Covert $1,200; 5. Jared Miley $1,000; 6. Mike Balzano $800; 7. Rick Aukland $700; 8. Sam Stile $600; 9. Ken Schaltenbrand $500; 10. Billy Decker $400; 11. Bob Close $300; 12. Lynn Geisler $300; 13. Brent Rhebergen $300; 14. Jeremy Clements $300; 15. Gregg Satterlee $300; 16. Chuck Harper $300; 17. John Flinner $300; 18. Dan Stone $300; 19. Dan Swartzlander $300; 20. Dane Laraway $300; 21. Nick Jones $300; 22. Davey Johnson $300; 23. Rick Strong $300; 24. Dick Barton $300

C-Main (10 laps – Top 6 Transfer To B-Mains): Rick Strong, Dan Stone, Pete Alspaugh, Tony Musolino, Dan Swartzlander, Jared Miley, Jim Kurpakus, Kerry Jackson, Brian Shirley, Roy Mitchell, Chris Hackett (DNS) Mel Minnick Jr.

B-Main No. 1 (20 laps – Top 3 to A-Main; 4-15 to Uncle Sam 30): 1. Dutch Davies, 2. Bart Hartman, 3. David Scott, 4. Jason Covert, 5. Davey Johnson, 6. Sam Stile, 7. Matt Lux, 8. Jeremy Clements, 9. Dane Laraway, 10. Chad Ruhlman, 11. Lynn Geisler, 12. John Flinner, 13. Rick Strong, 14. Dick Barton, 15. Dan Swartzlander, 16. Rick Eckert, 17. Mike Blose (DNS) Pete Alspaugh

B-Main No. 2 (20 laps – Top 3 to A-Main; 4-15 to Uncle Sam 30): 1. Jimmy Owens, 2. Donnie Moran, 3. Rick Briggs, 4. Rick Aukland, 5. Ken Schaltenbrand, 6. Nick Jones, 7. Josh McGuire, 8. Brent Rhebergen, 9. Jared Miley, 10. Mike Balzano, 11. Chuck Harper, 12. Gregg Satterlee, 13. Bob Close, 14. Dan Stone, 15. Billy Decker, 16. John Blankenship, 17. Tony Musolino, 18. Alex Ferree


Tickets for the 7th Annual Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com are on sale 24/7 at Lernerville.com by clicking the “Buy Tickets” tab or by calling the speedway office during normal business hours at (724) 353-1511.  Three-day packages are just $69 and advanced ticket purchases included a FREE pit pass upgrade for Thursday & Friday Night’s prelimary World of Outlaws Late Model Series programs.



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